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Marta's 4 Children Going Hungry FA122

6/8/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi Everyone, We posted about Marta and her family back in March, 2010 when Marta had a baseball-sized growth just below her knee that had become unbearable.Thankfully it was removed and was not cancer. Thankfully, the generosity of Mayan Families donors has worked again, and Marta's school-aged children all have sponsors!! Though the kids now have the means to...

Thursday at Mayan Families June-8-2011

6/8/11
Blog: Mayan Families
We were very busy yesterday ....lots of things going on.We are organizing for the medical /dental / veterinarian clinics that are coming up ...we have three different groups arriving....one starts next week. We also are getting the four NCU students settled into the jobs that they will be doing for the next 6 weeks.Late yesterday afternoon, we had a surprise...

Fire of Panajachel, Guatemala

6/6/11
Blog: Mayan Families
These are actual photos of the Fire (First Responders, Paramedics, Fire department) Almost all volunteer Who are Risking Their Lives to help Others. They Are Our heros and Mayan Families has-been working with the local Fire Department for years now to Improve Their equipment and help in Any way we can. This That Was A large truck missed a curve, lost it's brakes...

Mayan Families Awarded "The GuideStar Exchange Seal

6/6/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Exciting News! We Have Just Been Awarded "The GuideStar Exchange Seal! The GuideStar Exchange Seal program is an exclusive list of Organizations Who Have Been Validated by organization Transparency Providing full. Our organization as a result Becomes a dog seal holder and use it to Promote Mayan Families Being as fraud-free, trust-worthy and safe to do...

Friday at Mayan Families

6/5/11
Blog: Mayan Families
We Have Several visitors here and we arranged for Them to go to visit the San Antonio Palopo pre-school, deliver vitamins and take donuts That We Have Been receiving daily from Yummy donuts donuts or Called as it is here. They Have Been Giving us Their day old donuts That Have Not Have Been sold and we getting a huge box full Every Day. These We Have Been sharing...

Vitamin Angels in Guatemala.

6/3/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Thanks to Lois Werner and Vitamin Angels We Have Been Able to distribute bottles of children's vitamins to Many Children Who Need this really help. These bottles Are to 30 day supply of vitamins These Children That Will Give a great boost. Thank you so much Lois for sharing your supply of These vitamins with Mayan Families! VQ/9YMFAeCpTgM/s320/IMG_0080.JPG...

New Volunteers!

6/3/11
Blog: Mayan Families
We Have four Volunteers from NCU .... They are here for six weeks to work with us and We Are very glad to Have Them. Are Social Work Three students and one student Nutritionist. They Will Be working at the Pana pre-school, the San Jorge pre-school and the San Antonio pre-school. The Nutrionist Will Be Our office based in Panajachel and Will Be in helping with the...

Fire of San Jorge la Laguna in Guatemala.

6/3/11
Blog: Mayan Families
The Fire (Paramedics and First Responders) of San Jorge La Laguna flesh to us to ask if We Could Help Them Their building with paint as WAS Starting to look very shabby. Had It Not Been Since We Last painted paint Gave Them approx. four years ago. We Were Happy That We Were Able to Help Them with this project. For just $ 80 U.S. the paint WAS Supplied for the...

Sandra and Fred's Bridal shower in Guatemala.

6/3/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Sandra, the Mayan Families Social Worker and Fredy, the Micro-Finance Manager Are Getting married on Saturday. As is the custom in Guatemala .... There Was a surprise Bridal shower for Them yesterday afternoon. Actually we managed to surprise events Them with the party .... no mean feat! There Were lots of fun and games. The Guatemalans are great at playing silly...

Gerson 5 year old needs help to learn to talk! (FA 140)

6/2/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi Everyone, Gerson is a 5 year old boy who has never Learned to speak. Gerson His mother lives with Martha, His Father and His 7 month old brother. They Have only one bed in the house and They all sleep together in it. Although the family is very Supportive with Gerson, and try to raise him the best way possible, His mother can not work Because She Needs to take...

Wednesday at Mayan Families

6/2/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Yesterday We Had the graduation of 7 from San Jorge Women Who Have Completed Their sewing classes. They Were so excited! This is Such a huge deal for them. They cooked delicious tamales for us, Had a small woven cloth as a gift for myself, Mayerlin, Susie and Gloria. We had speeches, we were present in diplomas ... Which mean so much to These Women. Many of Them Have...

Tuesday at Mayan Families

6/1/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Well, yesterday unbelievably, Exactly at 8am. Went off the electricity all over town. With no hope of work and Stock to Be Done on the computers, we Decided to tackle the cellar ... (Which Is Actually warehouse. .. Our old house). With about 10 of us Taking on this task We Were Able to sort out toys Which Should Go to the pre-schools, Which Could Be Used toys for...
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